[CentOS] simple website hit counter

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 11:44:58 EST 2010


On 11/27/10 9:45 AM, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Nov 2010 15:45:47 -0800
> Dave Stevens wrote:
>
>> wouldn't webalyzer do that for you?
>
> Webalyzer would create a report containing a lot of data that I don't need.
> All I want is a single number.

I've always liked analog as web log analyzer.  It's fast and you can make it 
generate as much or as little as you want - but it would normally be a 
once-a-day run, not a live update.

> The perl script that Tommy Craddock found looks like it's just the thing.  I'll
> set it up over the course of this next week and see what develops.

That may work for a small site.  I wouldn't expect anything that locks a single 
file for updates on every hit to scale well.  And it means you need to have 
somewhere that is writable by the web server which is not a great idea if you 
can avoid it.

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   Les Mikesell
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